Brief history of the Department:
The Department of Political Science was established in 1955 with, undergraduate programme. The first batch of M.A. passed out in 1973. The First Head of the Department was Dr. J.N. Lal, a renowned Academician, best known for his researches in Indian Political System and International relations. He served the department till 1994 as head. He guided more than 25 Ph.D students and 2 research projects sponsored by U.G.C. He was one of the founder member of U.P. Political Science Association.
Mrs Catherina from United States of America came to the department of Political Science in the year 1978 and she was guided by Dr.Ramji Kushwaha & Prof.Nagendra Singh. One Nigerian student Saturday E Ari has completed his P.G. during 1995-97.
The Department of Political Science has been headed by such eminent academicians as Dr.(Mrs) Usha Singh, Dr.Ramji Kushwaha Dr .O.P. Singh , Dr Ashish Kumar Lal. All these teachers also guided their Ph.D scholars under the purview of this department. In the year 2005 department organized a national seminar on the topic “Coalition government in India” funded by UGC. In 2005, Department also held a conference of UP political science association on the topic of “Political Culture in India”. In this conference one of faculty member of Political Science department Mr. Nagendra Singh was elected as Chief Editor of UP journal of Political Science Association from 2005-2011.
The Department gained recognition due to the excellence, achievements and hard work of its students in academics, administrative services, politics and other fields. It has a distinction of producing in good number of JRFs and NET scholars in the area. Now department is working under able guidance of Sri Prakhar Tripathi.
Thrust Area of Department
Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :
- Political Theory and Thought
- Indian Political System
- Advanced Public Administration
- Democratic Governance
- Indian National Movement
- India’s Constitutional Development
- International Relations
- South Asian Political Systems
- Civil Service and the Public Delivery System
- Contemporary Political Thought
- International Law
- Decentralized Governance
- Modern Indian Political Thought
- Ancient Indian Political Thought
Major activities :
- Policy Interfaces are organized with other Universities/Research institutions and NGOs such as TIGER NATURE CLUB on a regular basis.
Under the guidance of eminent teachers of this department more than 70 Ph.D were awarded and almost students are working in various fields of Education, Administration and politics etc. From 1971 to till date under the banner of this department 4 national seminars/ conferences are organized in different relevant topic i.e. Role of UP Police, Coalition Govt in India, Political Culture in India and Women Empowerment in present scenario. In session 2016-17 department organize Learned Lectures on “Problems and prospects of Indian federal system” , “Voting system in India” and in 2018-19 Learned Lecture on “Problems of Indian renaissance and Indian Nationalism.”